20 Seesaw ideas with Chromebooks for K-12 classes

Creating is memorable. When students learn something and then can create something with it — a digital project, a story, a video — that’s something […]

20 activities to “Bloom” with the new Flipgrid camera

Video is so easy to create in the classroom now. What used to take expensive equipment and advanced know-how can be created in seconds with […]

Visualizing The Complexities Of Time and Place

Source: ASIDE 2019 Mapping challenges learners to think, develop literacy skills, and understand the complexity of global issues, design, and data. There is a direct […]

The 13 Best Diagrams To Unleash Your Teams' Creativity Through Design Thinking

The 13 Best Diagrams To Unleash Your Teams' Creativity Through Design Thinking: The 13 Best Diagrams...

Proverbs & Quotations with Visuals

As anyone on Social Media will know, their feeds will often contain motivational quotations and accompanying images. And, as anyone who has learnt another language […]

Connecting Visuals and Language for Learning

How often do you find ELT students still confusing the same words, repeating the same lexis and wondering how to break those linguistic habits? As […]

Student Videos: Empowering Creativity and Video Journalism

Teacher videos are terrific learning tools, but student-created videos are even richer. Creating videos, motion graphics, and animations nudge students to blend a host of […]

Caption This! A fun, deep-thinking Google Drawings activity

This post is co-authored by Ditch That Textbook’s Matt Miller and Laura Steinbrink. Laura is a high school English teacher and tech coach from Plato, […]

Crash! Bang! Boom! How to add Google Drawings comic strips to your class

We (Cori and Matt) are betting that comics are a memorable part of your childhood, whether they were the color comic strips in the Sunday […]

10 ways icons from The Noun Project can impact learning

Images are powerful and very brain friendly. The majority of people think in pictures — and some think exclusively in pictures.  At times, including photos, […]

Social Studies, Advertising, And Persuasion: Student Travel Magazines Sell Tourism

ASIDE 2017 Over ten years ago, we heard a presentation entitled “Ban the Bird Units” by librarian and educator David V. Loertscher. Essentially, it encouraged […]

Building Data Fluency - Visually And Literally

ASIDE 2017 In this data-rich world, our students face growing amounts of statistical content. That's why we believe  teaching graphicacy is vital to the modern […]

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